Stabbing, shooting on Ross Street

CNJ staff A Clovis man and his stepfather were in stable but serious condition at a Lubbock Hospital Wednesday after stabbing and shooting each other, according to police. Ricky Johnson, 45, suffered a gunshot wound to the head, while his stepfather Hezekiah Shirley, 61, received a stab wound to the neck. Both men live in […]

Feb. 22, 2009 Letters to the Editor

Shooting woman acted irresponsibly I find it somewhat amazing that our citizens are making a hero out of the young lady who fired her gun at the potential bad guys breaking into her home (“Clovis woman fires on intruders to defend home,” Feb. 6 CNJ). The article stated she saw a 12-year-old-boy knocking at her […]

DA reviewing police shooting report

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JaWayne Helfferich, 39, was shot by a Texas officer after a police chase in November. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A months-long investigation into the shooting of a Clovis man after a police chase by Texas officers is now in the hands of the district attorney’s office. District Attorney Matt Chandler said Thursday morning […]

Commutation not related to justice

Freedom New Mexico Anti-immigration activists got something of a gift this week when President George W. Bush commuted the sentences of two Border Patrol agents who were convicted for shooting a fleeing drug dealer and tampering with evidence as part of a cover-up. Conservatives in particular had been lobbying for a pardon, but Bush was […]

Bulldogs use hot shooting to hold off Hounds

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CNJ Staff Photo: Kevin Wilson Greyhound guard Jimmie Marshall drives the baseline on Southwestern Oklahoma State’s Abduallah Lawal in the first half of Monday’s game at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Effort wasn’t the problem for Eastern New Mexico University’s men Monday night. Southwestern Oklahoma, coming in shooting nearly 40 percent from […]

Shooting result of gas money dispute

CNJ staff A 32-year-old Clovis man was shot last week in a dispute over gas money, according to a police report released Tuesday. Anthony Gallegos was shot in the abdomen and leg, records show. Dwain West, 23, and Lavodrick Hogues, 22, were arrested in connection with the shooting. According to the report, Gallegos’ friend said […]

One hurt in shooting

Homicide suspect indicted on murder charges

CNJ staff Homicide suspect Anthony Ray Casillas was indicted on two counts of first-degree murder Friday in connection with the Sept. 25 shooting deaths of a Melrose man and a Lubbock woman, according to District Attorney Matt Chandler. Casillas, 21, of Clovis is accused of shooting Gary Payne, 52, and Melissa Ward, 36, while the […]

Shooting victim remembered as thoughtful, caring

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Courtesy photo Melissa Ward was shot and killed while traveling in a van last week in Clovis. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Despite living a hard life, shooting victim Melissa Ward had a big heart, according to residents in the Lubbock neighborhood where she lived. Ward, who was shot and killed while traveling in […]

Sept. 23, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 10 p.m. Sept. 14 an officer responded to a home at an undisclosed address for a shooting. The officer noted on his arrival a male was holding a towel around the ankle of a 21-year-old woman. The man said he was […]

Arrest made in KFC shooting

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Police arrested a Clovis teen Tuesday in connection with last week’s shooting at a busy restaurant. Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said Cipriano Robles, 17, is being held at the juvenile detention center. Police said Robles shot at a former girlfriend’s current boyfriend in the parking lot of the Kentucky […]

2008 Curry County Fair results

4-H Project Economics and General Project Division Animal Science Exhibit about a livestock animal project Novice 1. Kyla Myers 2. Taylor McSchooler Senior 1. Amber Harrell 2. Shay Lea Workbook or county record book about a livestock project Novice 1. Mackenzee Starbuck Senior 1. Skylar Starbuck 2. Molly Rush 3. Amber Harrell The normal animal […]

KFC shooting suspect released to parents

By Sharna_Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis police have interviewed a 17-year-old suspect they believe shot several rounds toward a busy fast-food restaurant on Wednesday afternoon, according to a police press release issued Thursday morning. The juvenile, whose name has not been released because no charges have been filed, was interviewed by police Wednesday night and […]

No injuries reported in KFC shooting

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Interim police chief Mike Ingram arrives on the scene Wednesday afternoon of a shooting at Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant. CNJ staff Shots were fired, but no injuries were reported during an incident at Clovis’ Kentucky Fried Chicken on Wednesday afternoon. A KFC manager said the shooting occurred near the restaurant’s […]

U.S. attorney to seek death penalty for shooting of Causey rancher

Staff and wire reports The U.S. Attorney’s Office says it will seek the death penalty for a member of the Aryan Brotherhood who is charged with fatally shooting a 71-year-old rancher in Roosevelt County. Donald Taylor is charged with murder for allegedly firing a shot into the home of Jimmy “Bo” Chunn of Causey on […]

Tucumcari shooting victim in intensive care

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico TUCUMCARI — A 19-year-old Tucumcari man shot Monday night is in intensive care in an Amarillo hospital. Nikko Nathan, 19, was shot about 8 p.m. Monday, Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher said. Thirteen shots, including the shot that hit Nathan, were fired from Hines Avenue across South First Street […]

Tucumcari police investigating shooting

Freedom New Mexico A 19-year-old Tucumcari man was shot about 8 p.m. Monday, Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher said. The injuries are not life threatening, but the victim was scheduled to be transported to Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo for treatment, Hatcher said. The man was shot in the left buttocks. The victim’s family was […]

Tucumcari man receives sentencing for shooting death

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico A Tucumcari man on Friday was sentenced to 12 years in prison for the April 24, 2007, shooting death of Tiffany Throckmorton. Phillip J. Latham Jr., 26, pleaded no contest to second-degree murder charges and was sentenced by Judge David Reeb. Prosecutor Len Walker told the court he believed […]

Teen charged with murder has competency issues

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Courtesy photo Ramirez is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 39-year-old Eladio Robledo in July 2007. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A year after being charged in the shooting death of his mother’s boyfriend, a Clovis 19-year-old’s case is on hold pending psychological treatment. Albert Ramirez is being treated at the […]

Man indicted in 2004 shooting of Causey rancher

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Roosevelt County man was indicted Friday in the 9th Judicial District Court in connection with the 2005 shooting death of Causey rancher Jimmy “Bo” Chunn, according to District Attorney Matt Chandler. William “Billy” Joe Watson, 44, is charged with accessory to first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder […]